Drone regulations in Slovakia
Last update on 17.05.2022 | 9 Kommentare
In this article, you’ll learn what you need to know about flying a drone in Slovakia.
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In the following, we give you an overview of the current rules in the country.
In the meantime, the drone regulations valid throughout Europe have also been adopted in Slovakia, so that the hurdles for a drone flight appear low at first glance. Nevertheless, there are some special features and deviations from the European regulations.
Overview: Drone rules in Slovakia
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Further regulations for drone pilots in Slovakia
In Slovakia, drones must remain within visual line of sight. The maximum allowed distance between pilot and drone must not exceed 1000 meters.
Safety distances and flight bans
The required distance to airports in controlled airspace depends on the subcategory in which a drone flight takes place. For flights in subcategory A1 and A2, 3.7 kilometres distance applies. Within the subcategory, a distance of 5.6 kilometres must be maintained.
In Slovakia, drones may only be used during daylight hours without further permission.
Special rules in Slovakia
If you want to take aerial photographs, you’ll need to get permission from the Department of Defense, and depending on the type of operation, your flight may belong to the commercial category.
Regulations for commercial pilots
Commercial drone pilots need a permit from the traffic authority (permission to perform air works, § 44 Slovak Air Traffic Law). This requires registration of the copter, and you have to pass a theoretical and a practical examination in the Slovakian language with the Transport Authority. An administrative fee of 600 euros will be charged for a permit.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Slovakia to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Slovakia!